England versus Germany.
It is without doubt, one of the biggest rivalries going in football and on Tuesday evening, the latest chapter will play out in the last 16 of Euro 2020.
As Wembley plays host to the fixture for only the third time in a major tournament, memories of not only the 1966 World Cup final but the two sides’ memorable Euro ’96 semi-final meeting will be evoked.
In what will be the 33rd meeting between the two nations, the only question that matters however, is who will reach the last eight to face either Sweden or Ukraine on Saturday?
With England playing their fourth game of the tournament in north London, in the region of 20,000 fans will be roaring the hosts on this Tuesday, and on home turf, Gareth Southgate’s men are 13/8 with SBK and 8-5 with MansionBet to progress.
The Germans meanwhile, are surprisingly long odds at 2/1 with SBK again, meaning you can treble your money – perhaps to cushion the blow of any potential England loss.
In terms of a correct score, the last time England and Germany faced off in the Euros, the game went to extra time after a 1-1 draw, and you can get the same result over 90 mins at 5-1 with SkyBet.
Winding back the clock to their 2010 meeting at the World Cup in South Africa, England were on the receiving end of one of football’s great injustices.
With Germany 2-0 up in Bloemfontein, England grabbed a goal back via a Matthew Upson header, before Frank Lampard looked to have equalised from distance. The goal was infamously ruled out after the officiating team could not confirm the ball had crossed the line – by a clear distance – and was one of the big reasons why we now have video technology.
Could we see VAR intervene and overturn an incident on Tuesday? Again, SkyBet are offering 6/4 odds.
Finally, it would not be an England-Germany clash without mention of the dreaded ‘p’ word.
Though England banished their penalty hoodoo at the last World Cup, the thought of another spot-kick showdown with Germany fills the average Three Lions fan with a cold dread. But it is a possibility given the nature of England’s recent results.
If you can steel yourself to go through the ringer from 12 yards once more, you can back either team to win the shootout at 5/1 with Bet365.